Adam T. Schnatz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Auburn Hills, MI

McAlpine PC
 | 3201 University Drive, Suite 200
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Phone: 800-724-9695
Fax: 248-373-3708
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (50%),
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (10%)
Attorney Profile

As an attorney at McAlpine PC, Adam T. Schnatz represents clients in Auburn Hills, the Detroit area, and throughout Southeastern Michigan and the Midwest. He focuses his practice on construction claims and litigation, such as issues involving high-rise projects, stadiums and bridges.

In 2000, Mr. Schnatz received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Michigan. He then earned a Juris Doctor in 2005 from the Michigan State University College of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and served as chief editor of the school's Journal of Medicine and Law.

Each phase of a construction project is critical to the success of the overall endeavor. Similarly, every part of the legal process is important to securing a positive outcome for a client. With that in mind, Mr. Schnatz is committed to thorough, aggressive representation during each step of a case, from pretrial motions to negotiations to litigation. As a skilled trial attorney, he is not afraid to take on complex cases or large adversaries.

Having represented clients such as developers, contractors and owners, Mr. Schnatz has a comprehensive view of construction issues. He takes the time to review the details of a case and gather his client's input. Then, relying on his legal knowledge and extensive resources, he builds a compelling case in support of his client's goals. Mr. Schnatz knows what to look for in contracts and how to dissect an opponent's argument. Dedicated to his clients' growth and success, he helps people take advantage of opportunities, and identify and overcome challenges.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Construction Litigation (50%): Construction Defects

Business Litigation (40%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Employment & Labor (10%): Employment Law - Employee

Focus Areas

Construction Defects, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Employment Law - Employee


Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

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About Adam Schnatz

Admitted: 2008, Michigan

Professional Webpage:


  • Michigan State University Journal of Medicine & Law, Chief Editor of Notes, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Magna Cum Laude, Michigan State University College of Law, 2005

Educational Background:

  • University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts in psychology
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Office Location for Adam T. Schnatz

3201 University Drive
Suite 200
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Phone: 800-724-9695

Fax: 248-373-3708

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Last Updated: 6/10/2019

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